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US secretly helped France develop nuclear weapons, documents reveal

WASHINGTON — The United States secretly helped France develop advanced nuclear weapons in the 1970s as part of a bid by the Nixon administration to sow divisions in Europe, declassified US documents showed. Henry Kissinger, the senior aide to President Richard Nixon and apostle of realpolitik, is quoted as saying…

US repeatedly threatened to use nukes on N. Korea: declassified documents

From the 1950s’ Pentagon to today’s Obama administration, the United States has repeatedly pondered, planned and threatened use of nuclear weapons against North Korea, according to declassified and other U.S. government documents released in this 60th-anniversary year of the Korean War. Air Force bombers flew nuclear rehearsal runs over North Korea’s capital during…